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Are Bigger Brains Better?

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger…

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MSU Social Scientist Uncovers Patterns of Opioid Misuse

Friday, January 10, 2020
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Psychology professor Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, a behavioral and social scientist at Michigan State University, is uncovering an alarming pattern of prescription opioid misuse among certain groups of underrepresented veterans….

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With Already 2,900 People Dead From The Flu, We Need a Better Vaccine

Monday, January 6, 2020
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The CDC estimates that at least 6.4 million people have caught the flu, resulting in 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths already this season. Though the flu vaccine can…

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NIH Grant Supports Study of Early-Life Adversity and Lifetime Disease Risk

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Early-life adversity, including abuse, neglect and illness, is linked to leading causes of morbidity and mortality across the lifespan and represents a major health concern. Three Michigan State…

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Rare Disease Gives Insight into Autism and Epilepsy

Thursday, December 19, 2019
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A new study published in Nature Communications on a rare genetic disease provides insights into autism, epilepsy and cognitive impairment. The disorder, tuberous sclerosis, causes benign tumors on…

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Even with Early Treatment, HIV Still Attacks Young Brains

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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The vast majority of children living with HIV today are in sub-Saharan Africa. While early antiretroviral therapy, or ART, has ensured less deadly outcomes for children living with…

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A New Tool Tidies Up Molecules at the Nano Level

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tidying up. Not an idea associated with living cells on the nanoscale. But just as a mismash of IKEA bits scattered throughout your bedroom is less useful than…

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Is Opioid Treatment Available to Those Who Need It Most?

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities…

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Grant Aims to Improve Depression During and After Pregnancy

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Michigan State University has received nearly $320,000 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to improve depression among pregnant and postpartum women across Michigan through the implementation of integrated health care….

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Discovering How Narcissism Changes Throughout Life

Monday, December 9, 2019
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For parents worried that their teenager’s narcissism is out of control, there’s hope. New research from Michigan State University conducted the longest study on narcissism to date, revealing…

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